Key design features

Beeches Park has been designed to fit with the character of Beaconsfield and minimise any local impacts on roads.

Please explore some of the key features of the design by viewing the parameter plans that form part of the outline planning application.

Your views are important and if there are features in the design that you think are great, then do please send in an email.

Equally, it would be great to hear from you if you think there are features where the design can be improved.

At this stage the proposal is for outline planning permission, which creates the parameters for future development of the land.

You can leave a comment by sending the team an email on feedback@beechesparkbeaconsfield.info.

There will be further opportunities to provide a view as part of a full public consultation when the project is brought forward as an application for detailed planning permission.

The outline planning application will ask for permission on a range of parameters, which are indicated below. Please toggle through them to understand these principles and the shape and vision of the development.

Illustrative masterplan
Land use map
  • Assessment boundary
  • Residential (C2, C3) (to include secondary and tertiary streets, footways/cycleways, incidental open space and attenuation ponds/basins)
  • Primary School site (inc. Pre-School) and playing fields (D1)
  • Mixed Use including residential (E, C1, C2, C3, F.1, F.2)
  • Primary Tree Lined Street (including shared cycle/footway)
  • Open Space (including water bodies, drainage features, footpaths/ cycleways, vegetation/planted areas, retained trees, play areas, allotments/community gardens and occasional vehicular connections)
  • Existing Woodland & Tree Groups (indicative outer boundary)
  • Playing Fields

Up to 450 new homes are proposed, a new local centre and community building and provision for a new primary and pre-school.

The remaining space on the development will be given to creating a range of open public spaces, parkland and woodland along with inter-connecting cycleways and footpaths.

Do send in your ideas for using some of this space including allotments, community gardens, community orchards and play areas.

  • Access map
    Primary street
  • Vehicle Access (Primary)
  • Vehicle Access (Secondary)
  • Shared Cycle/Footway Access
  • Public Right of Way
  • Public Car Park
  • Assessment boundary

The site sits between the Amersham Road and the new Eastern Relief Road which already cuts through the landscape and which provides an eastern boundary.

Traffic access to the site has been designed to minimise impact on local roads, particularly the A355 Amersham Road.

The traffic access has been designed to be primarily from the relief road to the east of the site. There will be no traffic access to the development at the south from Minerva Way.

There will be new cycle and footpath routes opened up, connecting the development with Beaconsfield to the west of the site and to the south onto Minerva Way.

Traffic accessing the new recreational areas and sports pitches will arrive via the Amersham Road roundabout to the north of the site.

Building heights map
  • Assessment boundary
  • Up to 3 storeys
    Up to 15m from existing ground levels - plus or minus 2m (to top of ridge line; excluding chimneys and plant shafts etc)
  • Up to 2.5 storeys
    Up to 12m from existing ground levels - plus or minus 2m (to top of ridge line; excluding chimneys and plant shafts etc)
  • Up to 2 storeys
    Up to 9m from existing ground levels - plus or minus 2m (to top of ridge line; excluding chimneys and plant shafts etc)
  • Existing Woodland & Tree Groups (indicative outer boundary)
  • Existing ground level (AOD)

In the main, new properties close to the Amersham Road will be restricted to two storeys, or around nine metres high, to match the scale of neighbouring homes.

To the north of the site on land adjacent to the roundabout, properties will be restricted to 2.5 storeys, or around 12 metres.

The tallest buildings will be three storeys, or around 15 metres and will be restricted to the central areas on the development and the south east of the site, away from existing properties.

Housing densities map
  • Up to 65 DPH
  • Up to 40 DPH
  • Up to 35 DPH
  • Up to 30 DPH
  • Up to 25 DPH
  • Assessment boundary

A range of new homes is proposed to accommodate Beaconsfield’s identified housing needs. In terms of densities for homes, this will range from large areas for low and medium density housing, with a smaller area in the centre of the site where we expect to accommodate more dwellings per hectare.

Here are some examples. A hectare is around the size of a rugby pitch (2.47 acres):

  • 25/30 dwellings per hectare – generally houses with gardens, no more than two storeys
  • 35/40 dwellings per hectare – a range of houses and apartments, up to 2.5 storeys
  • 65 dwellings per hectare – generally well-designed apartment blocks, no higher than three storeys

Downloads

Press release

Announcing Beeches Park, Beaconsfield

Brochure

Summary of the proposal

Illustrative masterplan

How the project might look

Parameter plans

Detail on what is being applied for